A pensioner has been hit by a 20 per cent market value reduction because his adviser applied for funds two days before his normal retirement date.
Following my earlier articles relating to pensions for homosexuals and transsexuals, I have had a number of readers contact me to ask on what information my articles were based. So, as an interlude to my current series on recent and imminent developments in the pension world, this piece looks back over the history.
The 11 UK life and pension offices behind IFA Promotion have unanimously voted to keep IFAP promoting independent advice in the depolarised world.
The FSA is calling for a reduction in the length of KFIs in a letter sent to mortgage lenders this week.The move coincides with a factsheet the regulator will also send out to brokers covering concerns about the accuracy of initial disclosure documents.FSA spokesman Robin Gordon Walker says some KFIs are longer than they need […]
The national news agenda has been dominated by pension issues this month. For those that missed it (and there cannot have been many given that this was the lead story in spoken and written media), the Chancellor announced a decision to make no decision on pension tax relief in his 16 March 2016 Budget speech. To […]
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Another investment manager offering enterprise investment schemes has alerted clients of a 10 per cent drop in value for one of its portfolios following new Mifid rules. Mifid II, which came into force on 3 January, requires firms to notify clients when the overall value of their portfolio, relative to its value at the beginning of each reporting […]
The recent enquiry by the work and pensions select committee has reignited the debate about the future of collective defined contribution schemes. Whether these sort of schemes can be incorporated into the current UK pensions landscape is a moot point. Let’s consider some of the arguments for and against CDC. First of all, it is […]
Retirement interest-only mortgages are set to become more popular following the FCA removing hurdles to selling them. The regulator sees RIO mortgages as a possible aid to the waves of maturing interest-only loans with no repayment strategy. However, the FCA also wants RIO mortgages to be sold more widely, for example as an additional option […]